HANS J. WEGNER / Danish Furniture Designer & Cabinet-Maker (1914-2007)
Hans J. Wegner -and one of the principals of 'Danish Modern'. He is one of the Danish designers who has achieved world fame. Wegner is a meticulous and admired craftsman and his furniture is a combination of good, solid details rooted in the tradition of the craftsmanship he highly regards. Fritz Hansen has manufactured the China Chair™ since 1944 and in 2008 the China Chair™ was introduced in a new black variety.
Nanna Ditzel / Danish Furniture Designer (1923 - 2005)
Popularly known as the "First Lady of Danish Furniture Design". She studied at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen with painter Victor Isbrand, Orla Molgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt and Kaare Klint graduating in 1946. Her works include cabinet-making, jewellery, tableware and textiles. She also created jewellery designs for Georg Jensen and furniture for Frederica.
Kaare Klint / Danish Architect and Furniture Designer ( 1888 – 1954)
Kaare Klint is known as the father of modern Danish furniture design. Style was epitomized by clean, pure lines, use of the best materials of his time and superb craftsmanship.
ERIK BUCH / Danish Interior & Industrial Designer (1923-1973)
Erik Buch certainly upholds his nation’s reputation for superior design. His industrial design creations are distinctly Scandinavian, combining smooth wooden foundations with fabric and leather in an organic and functional design.
TORBJØRN AFDAL / Norwegian Designer (1917 – 1999)
Torbjørn Afdal) started as a designer at Bruksbo Tegnekontor in 1946 and was among the most prolific post-war Norwegian designers. Today Afdal is considered as one of Norway’s most famous designers. His furniture was among the collections of The White House and the Japanese Emperor. Torbjørn Afdal received the gold medal at the 1959 craft fair So wohnt Europa in Munich for work including the dining set Form.
In 1960 Torbjørn Afdal designed the multi-purpose bench Krobo. It became an instant classic in Norway because of its unique flexibility and many uses. Considered among Afdal’s classics are Krobo, Times liquor cabinet and Minerva range of conference furniture.